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budget

2 verb
     
budget2 [intransitive and transitive]
1 to carefully plan and control how much money you spend and what you will buy with it:
We'll have to budget more carefully.
This scheme enables you to budget the cost through fixed monthly payments.
budget for
We've budgeted for a new car next year.
2 if you budget something such as time, you decide how much of it you will need
budgeting noun [uncountable]

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